Searchers Recover Woman's Body From Topeka Lake

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Crews have recovered the body of a woman who drowned at Lake Shawnee.

Shawnee County authorities say the body of 28-year-old Latonya Merriweather of Topeka was found late Wednesday near the marina on the west side of the lake.

Merriweather was swimming with friends when she went underwater and never resurfaced. Her body was found near the area where she was last seen.

Shawnee County Sheriff's Lt. Jay Simecka said a preliminary investigation indicates Merriweather died from accidental drowning.

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